Development camp photos

Habs I/O poster Amanda Stein – aka Steiner – took a whack of photos at the development camp.

You can check them out at http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2074704&l=2c7bc&id=48301252

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It’s official

John Tavares, come on down!

The NHL has announced the 2009 draft will take place at the Bell Centre next June 26-27 – a few weeks  after  the

Number 17 in your program, number one in your heart

The Canadiens web site reports Georges Laraque will wear number 17 this season.

Laraque was number 27 in Phoenix and Pittsburgh, but that's taken in Montreal.

Laraque will

More on Nolan, and the Stanley crapper

Larry Brooks, in the New York Post, writes Ted Nolan's fate was sealed in early March when he didn't play Rick DiPietro in a home-and-home series against

Nolan gassed … again

What is it with Ted Nolan?

He's been fired, with a year left on his contract, by the Islanders.

They're the team that finally hired Nolan after

In the absence of news …

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Lecavalier signs extension

Nice deal: 11 years, $85 million, front-loaded.

Maybe Vincent Lecavalier can sign with the Canadiens when he's 40.

• Marc-Antoine Godin has a story on the eternally hopeful

Seal the deal already!

If Mats Sundin plays hockey this season it will be as a member of the Montreal Canadiens.

Why?

Because it makes sense.

And Sundin is a sensible guy from Sweden, a

Pac-man steals the show

Max Pacioretty wowed the crowd at Canadiens' development camp on Friday.

The  big forward scored twice on nifty backhands during the 3-on-3 scrimmages.

On the first goal, Pacioretty drove the

Canadiens trade Locke for Belle

While the Canadiens prospects were skating through 3-on-3 and 4-on-4 scrimmages at Development Camp (Max Pacioretty looked GREAT!), the team swung a mnor deal, sending smurf-sized forward Corey